Toronto residents protest CNE air show

Did someone call the fun police? A small group of gathered at Trinity Bellwoods Park yesterday to protest the CNE's air show.

They said the antiquated event pollutes the environment, disturbs residents and promotes symbols of militarism, according to the Toronto Star. "So often the argument people use for keeping the air show alive is: "'It's tradition.' We think it's an outdated tradition," one protestor said. "We hate that there are these war planes flying over Toronto neighbourhoods."

The protesters claim that there is growing intolerance in Toronto for the show, while the comment thread on our photo roundup of the event reveals mixed opinions. What do you think?

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News Flash

What's open and closed Remembrance Day in Toronto 2016

Vote for your favourite photo of Nuit Blanche 2016

What's open and closed Thanksgiving Monday in Toronto 2016

What's open and closed on Labour Day 2016 in Toronto

Do you want to create video for blogTO?

What's open and closed on Simcoe Day 2016 in Toronto

What's open and closed on Canada Day 2016 in Toronto

What's open and closed Easter Monday 2016 in Toronto